"Desrochers and Shimizu take the
idea of local food back of the barn and beat the holy livin' tar
out of it. The idea of food miles will never again rear its ugly
head in polite company, nor should we have to hear about how far
farmers are from their consumers... That's how important this
book is." -Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau (from
the book's Foreword)
They might as well have called the
book, Shut Up and Eat What We Give You, You Naive, Romantic
They argue urbanization has
brought prosperity; globalization wields peace and security;
"food miles" is a joke; packaged food is safer than handling it
at home; and the notion of peak oil (someday running out of fuel
with which to haul all that food across the world) is an
"untenable proposition," since we'll just go back to coal. A
provocative take, to be sure, and one that will invite the ire
of the 99%. -Publishers
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